Theatrical screen ad for one of the last pre-World War II automobiles.
Ken Smith sez: A series of theatrical commercials hawking the "B-44" line of "handsomer, huskier, heavier" Oldsmobiles. Featuring good, pompous narration and scary low-angle shots of the last prewar road behemoths.
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December 26, 2014 Subject:
Effective, I guess. Maybe not
This commercial does make its point well, but would have proven more effective with more footage of the car itself.....and I really don't like that front bumper very much. But then again I really prefer late-1940s car design over early-1940s car design.
December 2, 2003 Subject:
After 19 operations
Odd start as we see a woman start the car the old way, with the clutch and everything.. Not with the Hydra-Matic! Just one push, and you're on your way!